Michael Shawn Hendryx

Environmental and Occupational Health

(812) 856-8875
809 E 9th St, Room 202

  • University of Chicago, Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1988
  • Northwestern Univeristy, Ph.D., 1986
  • Northwestern University, M.S., 1985
  • University of Nevada Reno, B.A., 1982
  • SPH V443 Environmental Sampling and Analysis Techniques
  • SPH H494 Research and Evaluation Methods
  • SPH P698 MPH Culminating Experience
  • PI, Assessing Air Pollution Exposures among a Vulnerable Rural Disparities Population.” National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health. R15ES026394-01A1; 2016-2018
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership, School of Public Health, West Virginia University, 2011-2013
  • PI and Director, West Virgina Rural Health Research Center, West Virginia University, 2008-2013, Rural Health Research Grant Program Cooperative Agreement, HRSA, U1CRH10664-04-02
  • Academic Partner, Environmental Protection Agency Toxics Release Inventory University Challenge, 2013-2014
  • Associate Professor (2006-2012) Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership, School of Public Health, West Virginia UniversityReseach Interests
Research Interests

My research interests focus on health disparities for disadva! ntaged populations. I am especially interested in the impacts of uneven environmental exposures faced by socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. Much of this work has examined health disparities for people who live in coal mining areas of Appalachia.

Selected Publications

Luo J, Hendryx M, Nassir R, Cheng TD, Lane D, Margolis KL. Benign breast disease and risk of thyroid cancer. Cancer Causes & Control, 2017, in press.

Luo J, Chelebowski R, Hendryx M, Rohan T, Wactaaski-Wende J, Thomson CA, Felix AS, Chen C, Barrington W, Coday M, Stefanick M, LeBlanc E, Margolis KL. Intentional weight loss and endometrial cancer risk. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2017, 35, 1189-1193

Hendryx M, Entwhistle J, Kenny E, Illyn P. Health status among urban residents living in proximity to petroleum coke storage: a fir! st examination. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 2016, 26(5-6), 497-507.

Hendryx M, Holland B. Unintended consequences of the Clean Air Act: mortality rates in Appalachian coal mining communities. Environmental Science and Policy, 2016, 63, 1-6.

Hendryx M, Entwhistle J. Association between residence near surface coal mining and blood inflammation. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2015, 2, 246-251.

Hendryx M, Luo J. An examination of the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining on respiratory symptoms and COPD using propensity scores. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 2015, 25(3), 265-276.

Luanpitpong S, Chen M, Knuckles T, Wen S, Luo J, Ellis E, Hendryx M , Rojanasakul Y. Appalachian mountaintop mining particulate ma! tter indu! ces neoplastic transformation of human bronchial epithelial cells and promotes tumor formation. Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, 48, 12912-12919.